Percentage of the population and number of students aged 18 to 24 enrolled in postsecondary education, disaggregated by demographic group


1) American Community Survey (ACS)

Numerator: Number of population age 18 to 24 enrolled in post-secondary education

Denominator: Total Population of individuals 18 to 24 not enrolled in High School

Disaggregation: Public/Private Institutional Sector, Undergraduate/Graduate, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Geographic Region


Enrolled Student: (ACS) is attending a “regular” public or private college in the past three months where regular advances an individual to a degree. Enrollment in “vocational, technical, or business school” were not included as enrolled in a “regular” school.

Geographical Region
Graduate Student
Institutional Sector


Public Use Microdata Sample-American Community Survey (PUMS-ACS)

Limitations and Issues:

Changes from Previous Version of Methodology

- NCHEMS method dropped because of significant time lag
- NCCBP dropped as imprecise measurement of indicator

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